[Mauiusers] snap shot versions
steve.traylen at cern.ch
Thu Sep 13 01:44:39 MDT 2007
On Sep 12, 2007, at 10:51 PM, Josh Butikofer wrote:
> Maybe I'm crazy, but that is the way that Maui snapshots used to
> work. Several in the community
> asked that we instead start releasing snapshots of patches BEFORE
> the patches were released. After
> several snapshots of the next patch were deemed stable and
> complete, then we stop releasing
> snapshots and release a finished patch. You can see that we started
> this back in January of this year.
I don't think you are crazy. :-) It is good that intermediate
snapshots are released of course. Just
how they are named I was querying.
I was suggesting the release order goes like
rather than the current
the advantage I see of the first is that with a `sort -n` of the
version numbers in the .tar.gz files they appear
in chronological order. In particular if you put in an RPM .spec file.
then this will be correctly upgraded to
when it is released. With the current listing this does not happen
can not be upgraded to
since it is apparently older.
To me it makes sense but as you say maybe others think differently?
> A quote form an e-mail I sent dated 1/18/2007:
> "Note that we now officially release
> a Maui patch only after the snapshots for that particular patch
> prove to be stable and we feel that
> enough fixes/features have been rolled into them to warrant a new
> release. Thus patch 19 is not yet
> listed as officially released, but snapshots for that patch are
> already available. Snapshots always
> have the most up-to-date bug fixes, so we recommend trying them out
> if you experience problems with
> older versions of Maui."
> If there is an overwhelming need/demand to change releases back to
> the way they used to be done, we
> will be happy to do that. Until that is the case, however, we would
> like to continue releasing Maui
> with the current snapshot->patch model. Unfortunately, I think
> there are going to be community
> members that stand on both sides of the issue.
> Joshua Butikofer
> Cluster Resources, Inc.
> josh at clusterresources.com
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> Fax: (801) 717-3738
> Steve Traylen wrote:
>> plus some patches.
>> It has been requested at least a couple of times before and I
>> think at
>> one point someone agreed to change it
>> for upcoming releases so that instead the intermediate snapshots
>> would be.
>> which would be maui-3.2.6p19.tar.gz plus some patches.
>> With the current numbering scheme it makes snapshots newer than
>> the next released update maui-3.2.6p20.tar.gz
>> Please could this be considered.
>> --Steve Traylen
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